Spring 2020 Late Drop Option

The online late drop request is now available for students who are unable to continue in a particular course. While this is not a preferred option, we realize circumstances might make it difficult to continue enrollment in a course. This online request will be available to students through June 8, 2020.

Here are some important, key points to keep in mind about the new late drop options for students:

  • The late drop option is available to all students
  • It is important to consult with the instructor and your advisor before dropping any course
  • The drop is not automatic and will go through an approval process before being finalized
  • W grades will be assigned, but will not ultimately count toward the 16-hour maximum for undergraduate students

Questions and Answers About Late Drops for Spring 2020

  • Who should I consult before I consider dropping a course for the Spring 2020 term?
    Consult with the instructor of your course(s) and your academic advisor in order to identify alternative options that may be available and the effect of dropping a course.
  • When will I be able to request a late drop for my Spring 2020 course(s)?
    The late drop request is now available in MyPack Portal.
  • How do I submit a request to drop for my Spring 2020 class(es)?

    To perform a request to drop a Spring 2020 class, follow these steps:

    1. Log into your MyPack Portal
    2. Navigate to your Student Homepage
    3. Select the ‘Planning & Enrollment’ tile
    4. From the left-hand navigation menu, select ‘COVID-19 Schedule Revision’
    5. In the ‘Request Drop’ column for the selected class(es), toggle the button to select ‘Yes.’
    6. Enter your justification for your request to drop your class(es). This is required.
    7. Select the ‘Submit’ button above your class list.

  • What is the deadline for submitting a late drop request?
    The deadline to submit a request is June 8, 2020, which is 30 days after the end of the Spring 2020 term.
  • Is there an approval process for a late drop request?
    Yes, at the undergraduate level course drops are approved by the student’s College Dean’s Office.  At the graduate level the drop will be approved by the student’s DGP and the Graduate School. Veterinary Medicine late drops are approved by the CVM Dean’s office. Students will be notified via email whether the request to drop each class was approved or denied.
  • Can I drop below full-time status to part-time with a late drop request?
    Yes, you can drop below full time status, however there are populations of students who should receive a consultation and/or carefully consider the effects of dropping below full-time. For students on financial aid you may be required to confirm participation in the course with your instructor and the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid. Additionally, if you drop below half-time we may report a new enrollment status and you may potentially move towards loan repayment. If you are an international student you will want to contact the Office of International Services before submitting a request to drop below full time status. Graduate Students on GSSP should NOT drop below full-time. Graduate Students with significant extenuating circumstances considering dropping below full time should discuss the situation with your DGP. Athletes need to contact Academic Support Program for Student-Athletes and students receiving VA Education Benefits can contact the Veterans Education Benefits team.
  • I am an International Student. Will dropping classes for the Spring 2020 impact my visa status?
    Dropping a course can impact your visa status and you should consult with the Office of International Services (OIS) before submitting a request. More information is available on the OIS website and their Coronavirus (COVID-19) FAQ page.
  • Will I get a refund if I drop a class through the late drop request process?
    No, refunds will not be offered for late drop requests.
  • Will I get a W grade for the course?
    Yes, but the W grade will not count against the 16 hour limit at the undergraduate level.
  • Will a late drop impact my Satisfactory Academic Progress?
    Yes, late drops may negatively impact Satisfactory Academic Progress. Please consult with your advisor before performing a late drop. Students who fail to meet Satisfactory Academic Progress standards will be notified at the end of the term and will be granted the opportunity to appeal to continue in the next term.
  • Is there an approval process for a late drop request?
    Yes, at the undergraduate level course drops are approved by the student’s College Dean’s Office.  At the graduate level the drop will be approved by the student’s DGP and the Graduate School. Veterinary Medicine late drops are approved by the CVM Dean’s office.